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July 2017

Grad School

Post-PhD Graduation: Job & Life Update

July 24, 2017

Hey Guys!

How was your weekend? Fabulous I hope. It had to be better than mine which involved cleaning the oven, decluttering my closet, throwing away old class notes, and multiple paper cuts. Ouch.

On the bright side my space feels so much lighter. To bad I only get to enjoy it for a week since I’ll be moving out of my apartment next Tuesday.

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Chi’s NC Faves: Sweets

July 17, 2017

Happy Monday Guys! How was your weekend?

Despite my impending move mine was pretty relaxing. I’ve been trying to parse out the tasks I need to complete so I don’t feel so overwhelmed at the end of this month. Last week it was securing movers and a storage unit. This week it’s donating clothes and shoes and some deep cleaning. Pray for me. Moving isn’t fun but I’m hoping to make this process only slightly painful as opposed to incredibly so.

But onto sweeter things. The final installment of this series is sweets, because I believe in ending things on a sweet note. I’m a sweets person so I’m always on the hunt for a place to get my sweet fix. If you’re in the triangle (or just planning a trip here) then read on to find out about some of my favorite places to get something sweet. Spoiler: Not all of these places are bakeries. In fact, most of them aren’t. So either bypass the menu altogether and go straight for dessert (no judgments from me), or make sure you save room for it at the end of your meal!

First up, donuts.

Carolina Glazed: Donut Shop

This donut shop is in a nondescript, little strip mall that you could easily miss. Don’t! They don’t have crazy flavors like some other donut shops around town but they do the classics quite well. They have creams and custards that you can fill your donuts with as well and the prices are very reasonable. My favorite things to get here are the red velvet donut holes (be still my beating heart – pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and they just melt in your mouth) and their maple glazed cake donuts. Make sure it’s the cake donut in particular as they do have a regular maple glazed donuts. 

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Chi’s NC Faves: Brunch

July 10, 2017

Happy Monday Guys!

How was your weekend? Mine was nice and relaxing. A good friend and fellow graduate from my program invited me to a birthday brunch on Saturday. When I asked her what I could bring she said whatever I liked. After unnecessarily agonizing over it (yes, I have issues) I decided to try my hand at some healthier lemon blueberry donuts. They were a hit (*breathes sigh of relief* since I didn’t get to taste them beforehand – big no no!). I still have a little experimenting/tweaking to do before they make an appearance on the blog but it will be worth the wait. Promise:)

And speaking of brunch, I’ve got the next installment of “Chi’s NC Faves.” It’s brunchtime!

Any objections??

I didn’t think so.


Now if you’re like me and you have trouble deciding what to order for brunch, then buffets are perfect. You can sample a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and before you know it have a plate packed with (hopefully) yummy food.

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Chi’s NC Faves: Cafes

July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July’s Eve Guys!

Any exciting plans for tomorrow? I may go to a BBQ and see some fireworks in Chapel Hill. I may also choose not to step foot outside of my apartment after coming back from the gym. Your guess is as good as mine. Who am I kidding, it’ll likely be option #2.

Anyway, in last weeks post I mentioned how I’ve eaten at some great spots in the triangle. Today, I’m kicking off a series, called “Chi’s NC Faves” to share some of my favorite NC restaurants to eat at since I moved here in 2014.

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